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Re: Chai

Postby Ziming » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:56 pm

VGAce wrote:He was Lan Di's love child, trying to get back into daddy's good graces.


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Re: Chai

Postby VGAce » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:06 am

Yeah, life sort of drew me away and I got bored with discussing the same topics repeatedly. It doesn't look like we're any closer to Shenmue III than when I left, but it's nice to see the community is still going strong. Thanks for the warm welcome. :)
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Re: Chai

Postby Crimson Ryan » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:41 am

Hi, VGAce!
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Re: Chai

Postby KiBa » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:59 am

Anybody who doesn't understand Chai, doesn't understand the 1980s. Therefore, you're just too young to get it. By the time you were born, being a mutant freak wasn't cool anymore. But it was once, and Shenmue is a period piece. Complaining about Chai is like complaining about the presence of Nazis in a WWII movie. Chai is an obvious nod to the criminal freaks that were all the rage in the 80s. He is absolutely typical of, say, any given thug in 1980s New York City - in real life. I wish I could say it was just in the movies, but that decade was a very degenerate time, even for the frothing underbelly of society. Crime rates went through the roof, and being a good old fashioned gangster or mugger didn't cut it anymore. Gangs really did become packs of creatures, having lost every trace of their humanity. The most respectable scumbags donned mullets. Their underlings usually went with the mohawk, or completely bald like Chai; few were allowed to have eyebrows. Tattoos, piercings, bondage leather, and extensive body paint were common, as were STDs. The more mutated the hoodlum, the better. Chemicals were literally the best thing ever. According to the logic of the 80s, the more exposure to glowing mutagens, the better. The whole point was to act like an animal constantly, dressed in rags or rudimentary body armor (with spikes), raping, stealing, and killing everyone in your path, and all while polluting the environment at the same time. This breed was mostly wiped out by the mid-90s, but not before we got such gems as Death Wish, Streets of Rage, Robocop, Total Recall, and Bebop and Rocksteady. All things considered, Chai is rather tame for 1987, but he is a homage to the era nonetheless. He's as necessary a component as cassette tapes.
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Re: Chai

Postby Crimson Ryan » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:03 am

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Re: Chai

Postby KiBa » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:08 am

Good morning.
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Re: Chai

Postby Myles » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:25 am

KiBa wrote:Anybody who doesn't understand Chai, doesn't understand the 1980s. Therefore, you're just too young to get it. By the time you were born, being a mutant freak wasn't cool anymore. But it was once, and Shenmue is a period piece. Complaining about Chai is like complaining about the presence of Nazis in a WWII movie. Chai is an obvious nod to the criminal freaks that were all the rage in the 80s. He is absolutely typical of, say, any given thug in 1980s New York City - in real life. I wish I could say it was just in the movies, but that decade was a very degenerate time, even for the frothing underbelly of society. Crime rates went through the roof, and being a good old fashioned gangster or mugger didn't cut it anymore. Gangs really did become packs of creatures, having lost every trace of their humanity. The most respectable scumbags donned mullets. Their underlings usually went with the mohawk, or completely bald like Chai; few were allowed to have eyebrows. Tattoos, piercings, bondage leather, and extensive body paint were common, as were STDs. The more mutated the hoodlum, the better. Chemicals were literally the best thing ever. According to the logic of the 80s, the more exposure to glowing mutagens, the better. The whole point was to act like an animal constantly, dressed in rags or rudimentary body armor (with spikes), raping, stealing, and killing everyone in your path, and all while polluting the environment at the same time. This breed was mostly wiped out by the mid-90s, but not before we got such gems as Death Wish, Streets of Rage, Robocop, Total Recall, and Bebop and Rocksteady. All things considered, Chai is rather tame for 1987, but he is a homage to the era nonetheless. He's as necessary a component as cassette tapes.


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Re: Chai

Postby Bluecast » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:11 am

KiBa wrote:Anybody who doesn't understand Chai, doesn't understand the 1980s. Therefore, you're just too young to get it. By the time you were born, being a mutant freak wasn't cool anymore.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were loved.
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Re: Chai

Postby VGAce » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:10 pm

Ryudo wrote:
KiBa wrote:Anybody who doesn't understand Chai, doesn't understand the 1980s. Therefore, you're just too young to get it. By the time you were born, being a mutant freak wasn't cool anymore.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were loved.


Were? By God, they still are!!!
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"The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest." - John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
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